Clean and tidy workplaces obviously look good and welcoming, but looks are only skin deep. Clean workplaces are also conducive to boosted productivity and carry many health benefits as well, since employees and customers won’t be exposed to infectious germs and mould.
Below are a few quick tips for commercial cleaning to promote healthy, productive workplaces:
If You Could See Germs…
…you would make sure to clean them, right? Although we can’t really see germs with the naked eye, they’re all over the place, on surfaces, in the air, etc. A good, healthy, and productive workplace simply cannot be completely germ-free, but measures can be taken to reduce the chances of germs spreading.
Keep a list of high-contact touch areas and surfaces in the workplace and make sure that they are completely sanitised on a frequent, ongoing basis. Office kitchens, for example, have microwaves, refrigerator door handles, and countertops that have millions of germs on them at any given time.
This doesn’t mean that other areas shouldn’t be cleaned (they should), but the primary focus for a good cleaning regimen should be to identify and strategically clean high-contact areas where germs spread most frequently.
A commercial cleaner can deep clean specific areas that are prone to accumulating dust, germs, and bacteria which may be overlooked within your workplace or which may require specialised equipment to perform the job.
Look Down First – Floors are Critical
Okay, so it may be unsettling to know that a desk can contain 10 million germs or more, but the floor is rife with germs, bacteria, dust mites, and more unpleasant stuff you don’t want in a productive workplace.
Carpets, for example, must be professionally cleaned every so often as simply vacuum cleaning only removes topical dust and not bacteria and/or mould potentially growing deep down in the carpet. Hardwood floors also require specialised cleaning products to treat bacterial growth and to remain sanitised.
This doesn’t mean you need a professional to clean your floors every day, but having professional cleaners look after your floors every week or month, depending on the industry, makes a big difference to keeping the workplace clean and sanitary.
Know When to Call in the Big Guns
As mentioned, professional cleaners have the expertise and equipment such as high-pressure steam cleaners, floor polishing equipment, and sanitary products to get the job done better than an ordinary hoover or broom and dustpan.
Every workplace should have a routine cleaning checklist to be completed by staff or dedicated janitorial staff, but you should also have a reliable, trustworthy professional cleaner contract to ensure that deep cleaning of target areas can be handled responsibly and professionally.
Restaurants, for example, have a duty to keep hood vents and kitchen floors professionally cleaned using industrial cleaning equipment. This job is not suitable for line cooks and dishwashers, so it’s best to have them perform sweeping and mopping whilst leaving the deep cleaning to a dedicated professional cleaner.
The important thing to remember is that commercial cleaners are an investment that pays off over time. Cutting corners and neglecting to keep your workplace professionally clean has many risks to health and safety, as well as a commensurate loss in productivity. Do your part and endeavour to put cleanliness as a priority for your commercial business and the benefits will be clear.
Dom Care Cleaning
The friendly cleaning professionals at Dom Care Cleaning can perform a wide range of commercial cleaning jobs, no matter how big or small. Get in touch with us today.